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Title:
Big egg
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Publication Information:
New York : Random House Books for Young Readers, 2010.
ISBN:
9780307554680
System Details:
Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 5349 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
Target Audience:
Pre-kindergarten - Kindergarten

LG/Lower grades (K-3rd)

0.4

220 L
Series:
Step into Reading.
Language:
English
General Note:
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Abstract:
One morning Hen wakes up and finds a gigantic egg in her nest. Whose ege can it be? Here's a hint, Hen--it doesn't belong to that wily Fox! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader Grades K-4 0.4 0.5 Quiz 36573 English fiction, audio quiz available for beginning readers.
Lexile Measure:
220
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Summary

Summary

One morning Hen wakes up and finds a gigantic egg in her nest. Whose ege can it be? Here's a hint, Hen--it doesn't belong to that wily Fox!


Reviews 2

Horn Book Review

'Hen has some eggs. One is big. The rest are small.' In this silly story with lively cartoon illustrations, Hen almost loses all her eggs to two foxes when she tries to find the real owner of the big egg. The simple, repetitive text, all in words of one syllable, has appeal for toddlers as well as beginning readers. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Gr. 1^-2. This appealing book offers beginning readers a monosyllabic text, a witty story, and brightly colored, cartoonlike artwork. When Hen discovers a huge egg among her little ones, she puts all her eggs in one carriage and wheels it around, asking the other animals if the big egg is theirs. Cat, Dog, Pig, Cow, and Goat all disavow it, but Fox happily proclaims that it's a fox egg and wheels the carriage into his den. In the climax, the bird hatching from the big egg saves the chicks hatching from the little eggs and finds a happy home with their grateful mother hen. Young readers will enjoy the solid construction and humor of the story and the unstudied look and funny details in the illustrations. Librarians may want to have several copies on hand, as this amusing book is a natural for those classroom egg units that roll around every spring. --Carolyn Phelan